The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance

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We’re an alliance of organizations that work strategically to co-ordinate and collaborate on most of the cancer research conducted in Canada. Together, we support cancer research that uncovers factors which may cause cancer, and discovers more—and better—treatments to improve patient and survivor outcomes.
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Our members maximize their collective impact to support research that benefits all people in Canada affected by cancer.
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CCRA members value the participation and engagement of patients in all stages and phases of cancer research.

Canadian Cancer Research Conference

The Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) provides the opportunity to hear about the latest developments across the spectrum of cancer research and network with other disciplines.

Join us November 8-11, 2021 for our first ever Virtual Event

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CIHR Operating Grant: Addressing the Wider Health Impacts of COVID-19

Launched in early September, this funding opportunity seeks research proposals to address the gaps in knowledge about the wider impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and response on the health and health care of people in Canada. Suspension/interruption of cancer screening is one of the research areas of focus. The maximum amount per grant that can be requested for clinical trial research is $1,000,000 over 2 years; for other types of research, the maximum amount per grant is $500,000 over 2 ye...

Are You the Next Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Cancer Research?

As you know, the CIHR-ICR funds cancer research in Canada based on internationally accepted standards of excellence with the goal of reducing the burden of cancer on individuals and is dedicated to creating and maintaining a robust cancer research environment in Canada. This position is for a research leader and champion who will support health research and knowledge mobilization at the highest level of scientific excellence. Recognizing that the original deadline fell on September 30, the...

2021 PIP Small Research Grant Competition

As part of its commitment to patient engagement in cancer research, the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) is releasing its inaugural funding opportunity as part of its Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (PIP). Integrated with the biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) since 2017, PIP provides patient partners with an opportunity to learn about leading-edge science from Canada’s cancer researchers and trainees and to, likewise, offer the scientific community an ...

Registration for the 2021 Canadian Cancer Research Conference is Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2021 Canadian Cancer Research Conference. This year, the sixth biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) will be a fully virtual, online experience taking place from November 8 to 11, 2021. The four half-day virtual event will bring together the Canadian cancer research community for an agenda spanning the research spectrum. The conference will be an ideal opportunity for researchers, trainees, clinicians, decision-makers and patients to hear the ...
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